Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

The Dandy Warhols, Public Service Broadcasting, Kate Jackson, Steve Davis and more

We're delighted to be adding over 60 new acts to this year's festival, with The Dandy Warhols, Public Service Broadcasting, Kate Jackson, Steve Davis (DJ), Big Narstie, DJ Hype & IC3, Kiko Bun, Marika Hackman, Dub Phizix & DRS, Machinedrum & Ragga Twins and Mica Levi (DJ) amongst the highlights.

Tickets are available now over on the Tickets page or in person at any of these outlets.

Joining the bill on the 17,500 capacity Main Stage are US rock band The Dandy Warhols, whose nine-album career, appearance in cult documentary Dig! and anthems including Bohemian Like You and We Used To Be Friends have earned them a loyal following.

Joining The Dandy Warhols on the Main Stage are Public Service Broadcasting, who return for their second Tramlines, having garnered huge critical acclaim for their innovative live AV transmissions, which weave vintage public information film samples around live drums and electronica.

Meanwhile, Kate Jackson joins the bill on the o2 Academy stage. Best known as lead singer for The Long Blondes, she will perform tracks from her debut solo album British Road Movies, created in collaboration with Suede’s Bernard Butler.

We're also exceptionally excited to welcom six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis to DJ at the festival. Steve’s varied set will draw on his passion for leftfield and experimental music and will feature in the Hybrid Vigour event at Millennium Gallery, curated by Sheffield experimental band Blood Sport, and also featuring Bafta-nominated composer Mica Levi, amongst others.

Meanwhile, the huge lineup at o2 Academy will see the addition of rave-culture royalty DJ Hype and Ragga Twins, who appear alongside Ninja Tune’s Machinedrum; Manchester super-producer Dub Phizix and versatile lyricist DRS; and Urban Music Award winning rapper Big Narstie.

As ever, a whole host of the UK’s most exciting new talent will also be appearing, including reggae artist and recent Radio 1 favourite Kiko Bun, multi-instrumentalist Marika Hackman, London quartet Inheaven, the inimitable Nordic Giants and rising stars Eliza and the Bear.

For those looking to discover new DJ talent at Tramlines, key sets include Global Roots Soundsystem, a collaboration between Boiler Room founder Thris Tian and Cervo of local promoters Banana Hill, taking in everything from afrobeat, disco and techno. Hotly-tipped jungle, grime and drum & bass DJ Jack Dat will play at Plug, while Belfast rising star LOR - who’s been enjoying heavy support from the likes of Dixon, Ame, Roman Flugel and more - will play at Code.


With just over two months left until the eighth Tramlines, tickets are already selling fast. Pick up a full weekend ticket for just £42 + booking fee, or check out the Tickets page for any of the this year's new ticketing options, to make sure you get closest to the artists you love.

16 May 2016